Politicians regularly ask for backdoors to encryption. This poses a severe threat to online security in general:

@Tutanota a more realistic analogy to mandatory backdoors is saying you wear a jacket that cannot be opened unless it's by law enforcement. But if LE can open your jacket so can the bloke trying to pickpocket you!

@Tutanota This is literally millimetre wave scanners at airports.

Standoff passive versions of these scanners are already being made, and it's only a matter of time before people will have such things in something the size of a CCTV camera for a price that would permit mass deployment.

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